PC Operating System

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PC Operating System by Mind Map: PC Operating System

1. operating system definiton

1.1. An operating system, or OS, is a software program that enables the computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software. Without a computer operating system, a computer would be useless.

2. Windows7

2.1. Pros: Most popular operating system

2.2. Cons: Not free, restricted, no freedom

3. Mac OS X

3.1. Pros:Excellent user interface and usability

3.2. Cons: Though, based on open source operating systems, it is still proprietary.

4. Ubuntu

4.1. Pros: Free software – No cost, no restrictions – complete freedom.

4.2. Cons: May be difficult to decide which Linux flavor. The options are plenty and a ‘non techie’ user may be confused to choose the right distro. But Linux has an excellent community and just ask your questions in the forums or user groups. You can always find a linux distro for almost all of your need.

5. Chromium

5.1. an open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web.

6. Links

6.1. http://blog.hafees.com/windows/windows-linux-and-mac-a-comparison/

6.2. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/operating-system.htm

6.3. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/yes-ubuntu-can-absolutely-be-the-default-windows-alternative/26606

6.4. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/looking-beyond-windows-7-and-office-pondering-the-alternatives/26233

6.5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome_OS

6.6. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

6.7. http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10402653-265.html

6.8. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/windows-7-vs-ubuntu-910-strengths-and-weaknesses/6034

6.9. http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2010/01/chrome-os-interview-1.ars